The French Film Festival UK takes its 28th edition online
- Emma Simmonds
- 19 November 2020
This year you can soak up the best in French cinema from the comfort of your own home
Whether you're a confirmed Francophile, or simply fancy getting stuck into some culture in the run up to Christmas, the return of the French Film Festival UK is good news. Tickets are now on sale for its 28th edition, which takes place entirely online, from Fri 27 Nov–Fri 4 Dec.
Going by the title fff @ home, this year's festival consists of seven features and a selection of shorts, all exclusives and available to watch at your convenience for 24 hours.
Things kick off with the UK premiere of the latest from César-winning director Martin Provost (Séraphine). Colourful comedy How to Be a Good Wife is set in 60s France and stars festival favourite and global icon Juliette Binoche as a woman frantically trying to keep her housekeeping and finishing school afloat.
The festival closes with The Dazzled, the slow-burn debut of actress-turned-director Sarah Suco, which unfolds in a devout Catholic commune and is told from the perspective of a 12-year-old girl (promising newcomer Céleste Brunnquell). Of particular note in the Short Cuts programme is Foued Mansour's Ahmed's Song, which was nominated for Best Short Film at the 2020 Césars.
Richard Mowe, director and co-founder of the festival explains: 'With many cinema screenings disrupted in some parts of the country we feel sure that audiences will relish the chance to see some amazing titles at home as part of the festival's virtual offer.'
Three different festival passes are available, or films can be individually rented, while an early bird discount of 10% applies to those booking by Sat 21 Nov. A 10% discount is also being offered for those aged 16–25.
To book tickets, browse the programme or find out more visit online.frenchfilmfestival.org.uk.